UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY – Updated as of March 25, 2020

tampa bay workplace harassment attorneysOur office is getting a lot of inquiries from those who have recently lost their job. Please keep in mind that being let go because the business you worked for has closed due to COVID 19 is legal. Businesses may be required to reduce their workforce but businesses cannot use COVID-19 as an excuse to fire you due to your age, race, disability, sex, national origin or religion. Please call us at 813- 769-3900 with any questions you may have.
If you have been recently let go, please read below for the most up-to-date requirements for Unemployment Benefits. Many people do not realize that they qualify. Today, you are eligible if:
EMPLOYER HAS STOPPED OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS 2. YOU ARE QUARANTINED BY A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL 3. YOU ARE CARING FOR A FAMILY MEMBER EFFECTED BY COVID-19
To apply for Unemployment Benefits, go to State of Florida’s website, search “Re- employment”. You will need: Social Security, State Issued ID and Proof of Income. Create a log-in and fill out the necessary questionnaire. You will need to check-in weekly.